It's been a while since I went to Primark, I really only go when I've had a hospital appointment, but this week we went to town in an entertainment capacity! Cue shock and horror! My Mum and her husband paid for the three of us to go to the cinema and get some food and, whilst we were in town, we decided to pop to a few shops - Would've been very wrong if one of them wasn't Primark, especially as I have Christmas money to spend!
My main aim of getting clothes from Primark was because I have put weight on this past six months and, so, I want to get a few bits and bobs that I can wear more comfortably - I can still fit in to a lot of my size 10 clothes but not all of them and not always comfortably. I want to loose weight again so don't want to get TOO much because I want to have a reason to loose that weight again.
First up I bought two pairs of pyjama trousers - These furry festive red and white ones captured my attention instantly; they have pockets and cuffed ankles which make them practical as well as comfortable, cuffed ankles are great when they're a longer pair so you aren't always tripping over the ends. These were £6 and they're amazingly comfortable.
This second pair was reduced, they were £6 down to £4 which is great. I love the pink and black check pattern and the fabric is really soft and comfy; ultimate in lounge wear. I got both pairs of these in 14-16 which are far too big for my 10-12 sized waist but I knew that the 10-12 would fit and I wanted something big and super comfy; these stay up but also have Lots of stretching room which mean they don't cling or dig in at all.
I needed a pair of size 12 jeans and I've been considering getting some joggers, too, and thankfully I found the perfect pairs of both on the visit.
I couldn't find a pair of size 12 joggers in a style/colour I wanted so I ended up with this size 14 pair but, thankfully, they have a draw string so they won't be falling down. They have cuffed ankles, too, so they aren't massively baggy - On someone who was a size 14 these would be a more fitted style but on me they're roomy and oh-so comfy. I need joggers because, with the fibro, buttons are very hard work and, often, the seams of jeans rub and if I'm having a sensitive skin day it's really uncomfortable. This means that I often end up in pjs all day but I want to feel like I can get dressed but stay just as comfy - These were £7 and I want another pair!
These jeans are a style I've not tried before, I love high waisted jeans but super high waisted is a bit of a revelation. I love the mottled blue of this fabric, too, I don't have that shade either. These were £10 and, although I'm not quite a size 12 in jeans they'll stay up and give me lots of breathing room. Honestly, I wish there were a size 11, I'd comfortably fit there!
I saw a floral tee hanging on one of the sale racks and I just knew it'd have a totally out of place design printed on it (normally sports numbers?)... when I saw that the out of place design was the Juarssic Park logo this tee went in to my basket in no time at all! I Love Jurassic park, I love floral tees... this could've been made for me, honestly. I got it in a size 12 and it cost me £3 due to it being on the sale rack - woohoo
I got two long sleeved tops, too, as I trawled. The rose print top on the left was another bargain, at £3 this was a definite must-have. It's a light weight sweatshirt and for that price I couldn't be happier, and oh that print is gorgeous!
On the right I have a super soft, light knit top in a charcoal colour. I felt how soft this fabric was and threw it in the basket straight away without realising that it has a zip in the back but hopefully that won't make it too uncomfortable as the fabric is a bit wow when it comes to comfort. This was £6.
Last couple of items here - I forgot to put the leggings in my bottom half photos so I popped them in here. I find Primark leggings a bit mad for sizing as sometimes I still comfortably fit in to a 10 and some 12's are tight. These are just plain black, viscose leggings and they were £3 - They're amazingly comfy and that's all that matters to me.
I bought a new umbrella a while ago but it got blown inside out and wouldn't go the right way so it went in to the bin on the way to school so I had an opening for a new brolly. This black one with plum coloured roses, a frilly edging and curved handle, for £4, was perfect.
To be honest I was hoping to be blown away and re-vamp my whole wardrobe when I went in to Primark but I was lacking in time and a lot of the things in there just weren't for me. BUT there was lots of beautiful things in there that I know others will like and, so, I expect a lot of people would be in their element - Because comfort was primary for me it meant that a lot of beautiful things just weren't quite right.
Hopefully I'll be able to go back to my size 10's but still wear these 12's, over this year, I guess we'll see haha. It was nice to have some money in Primark, I may attempt a later Jan or early Feb visit to see if there's anything else I can pick up and you can be sure that, if I do, I'll post it for you!